No new liquor shops in Delhi this year, says Arvind Kejriwal

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Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Wednesday that no new liquor shops will be opened in the national capital this year.

He said that Mohalla Sabhas will take a call on whether the existing liquor shops ought to be relocated.

He told ANI: “No new liquor shops will be opened in Delhi this. As far as existing shops are concerned, Mohalla Sabha will take the final call if a particular liquor shop needs to be relocated.”

This came after Kejriwal’s former colleague, Yogendra Yadav, had attacked his government for promoting wine shops in the city.

Alleging that 58 wine shops have opened up in Delh ever since the AAP government came to power, Swaraj Abhiyan had demanded closure of a liquor outlet in Kotla- Mukabarpur.

Claiming that the shop was opened in Kotla-Mukabarpur despite protests from locals, Swaraj Abhiyan, an organisation led by expelled AAP leaders Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav, said if it is not shut by August 10, a movement will be launched.

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